There are some exercise physiologists, personal trainers and coaches who firmly believe that wrist support for weight lifting is a necessity that is crucial for injury prevention. Still others feel just the opposite that using the "crutch" of weight lifting gloves with wrist support actually can lead to the atrophy of hand and wrist muscles or slow development. So who's right? Wrist Tendinitis Usually someone looking for weight lifting gloves with wrist support has experienced some catalyst to warrant the search. Often times a common wrist injury like Wrist Tendinitis is is the motivation. Tendons are the thick "cords" of soft tissue that connect the muscle to the bone. Inflammation and irritation can occur resulting in pain and tenderness of the area. Wrist Tendinitis is commonly a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), and can be addressed by modifying the movement, correcting improper form, and / or providing adequate wrist support (i.e. wrist support gloves for working out).